Round up Election16 Health News

Why prevention, equity & primary health care should be at the heart of 2016 Federal Election - from Croakey

Release of the Australian Burden of Disease Study provides a valuable backdrop for the first week of the 2016 federal election campaign, showing why prevention and primary health care must be high on the agenda.

Five critical health concerns worth discussing in the Federal election campaign - from Croakey

In the interests of encouraging some wider discussions around what healthy policy might look like in the run-up to the federal election, the authors propose five conversation-starters: climate change, human rights, healthy safe environments, the importance of the social determinants of health and equitable access to healthcare.

Policy primers: what you need to know for Election 2016 - from The Conversation

To help you navigate the thickets of coverage, The Conversation’s editors have produced this guide to key policy areas.  Drawing on analysis from our academic authors, it explains what we know so far – and what we need to find out.

Robbing sick Peter to pay healthy Paul - MJA Insight - Lesley Russell, Monday, 9 May, 2016

An assessment of the 2016 budget as we head into the 2016 election.